(previously known as Eromene longipalpella)
CRAMBINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The caterpillars of this species live in a shelter of foodplant leaves joined with silk. The caterpillars feed on nearly any species of:
The adult moths have forewings with a brown pattern, including an irregular truncated doubly outlined circle containing a figure '8'. The hindwings are pale brown.
The species has been found over much of Australia, including :
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 66.
Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), p. 82.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera I: Crambites,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 3, Part 3 (1879), pp. 196-197.
(updated 15 June 2010, 2 April 2019)